The purpose of the Fribourg Technical and Art School (EMF), organised in four sections, is to provide initial, full-time vocational training courses in three fields: visual communication (eikonEMF), industrial techniques (ergonEMF) and computer science (logusEMF).
Students sign an apprenticeship contract with the school, which then becomes their learning tutor. Full-time, in-school education encourages access to further vocational studies, particularly through integrating vocational baccalaureate courses in the scolaEMF section.
Contrasting with this "school-like" aspect, courses include a professional training phase. For students, this initial professional experience, which can take the form of in-company placements and work assignments for a year, greatly facilitates their future employment prospects.